Hey everyone: First off I have been a lurker on this site for MANY months now but I just joined today. Everybody seems so helpful on here so I have a question. I am a graduate student in urban planning. I currently have a POS Gateway Notebook. A close friend of mine is offering to sell me his iBook for 500 bucks. Here are the specs on it: g3 900 Mhz 12 inch screen 640 MB Ram OS 9.2 and OS 10.2 Combo Drive 40 GB HD I don't need my computer for anything major. I use it mostly for word, powerpoint, iTunes, internet, the only "intensive" thing I use my laptop for is Adobe Illustrator. I use it for simple outlines of plats (drawing lines mostly ) My university has Office for 60 bucks. I have wanted an iBook for a LONG time and I think this is a good way to enter the Mac world. How long would the iBook be useful for, further down the line (1-2 yrs.) I would like to upgrade to a MBP or a MacBook (or whatever Apple is calling them) Is this a good deal? Thanks in advance for everyone's help.